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EATON CORP

Form 10-K filed on 2/24/2012 for EATON CORP

Line Label Object Class Period Type Balance Name
1 2407402 - Disclosure - Commitments and Contingencies (Details) [Network]

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http://www.eaton.com/role/CommitmentsAndContingenciesDetails
2 Commitments and Contingencies Disclosure [Abstract] [Abstract]

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3 Current and long-term warranty accruals [Table] [Abstract]

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4 Balance at January 1 [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:StandardProductWarrantyAccrual
5 Provision [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualWarrantiesIssued
6 Settled [Concept] Monetary For Period Debit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualPayments
7 Business acquisitions [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrualAdditionsFromBusinessAcquisition
8 Other [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit etn:ProductWarrantyAccrualOther
9 Balance at December 31 [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:ProductWarrantyAccrual
10 Minimum rental commitments under noncancelable operating leases [Abstract] [Abstract]

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11 2012 [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:OperatingLeasesFutureMinimumPaymentsDueCurrent
12 2013 [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:OperatingLeasesFutureMinimumPaymentsDueInTwoYears
13 2014 [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:OperatingLeasesFutureMinimumPaymentsDueInThreeYears
14 2015 [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:OperatingLeasesFutureMinimumPaymentsDueInFourYears
15 2016 [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:OperatingLeasesFutureMinimumPaymentsDueInFiveYears
16 Thereafter [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:OperatingLeasesFutureMinimumPaymentsDueThereafter
17 Total noncancelable lease commitments [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:OperatingLeasesFutureMinimumPaymentsDue
18 Summary of Rental Expense [Abstract] [Abstract]

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19 Rental expense [Concept] Monetary For Period Debit us-gaap:LeaseAndRentalExpense
20 Loss Contingency Accrual [Roll Forward] [Abstract]

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21 Loss contingency provision [Concept] Monetary For Period Credit us-gaap:LossContingencyAccrualCarryingValueProvision
22 Total loss contingency accrual [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:LossContingencyAccrualAtCarryingValue
23 Meritor judgment motion denial zero damages and no injuctive relief [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit etn:MeritorJudgmentMotionDenialZeroDamagesAndNoInjuctiveRelief
24 Appeals accepted by Superior Court of Justice [Concept] Integer As Of

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25 Commitments and Contingencies [Abstract] [Abstract]

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26 Number of sites world wide [Concept] Integer As Of

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27 Accrual for environmental loss contingencies [Concept] Monetary As Of Credit us-gaap:AccrualForEnvironmentalLossContingencies